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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rcojd, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. rcojd

    rcojd In the Brooder

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    Hi there! I had a chickens (Ameraucanas) as a child and it was an all around wonderful experience. I now have 2 kids, ages 7 and 8, who fell in love with Silkies at our local 4H fair and I am hoping to get some chicks for them in the spring. Right now we are researching and figuring coops/runs/etc. Since its been so long and I was very young I don't remember tons about taking care of chickens so I have been doing a lot of research and I am so glad to have stumbled upon this website. It is a wealth of wonderful information and personal experience and I think it will really help us as we embark on our chicken journey!
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archives

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link, if you have not already done so. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC @rcojd ! :wootThank you for joining!
     
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  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :frow
    Best wishes and have Lots of Fun!
    :wee
     
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  5. Dancing Bee

    Dancing Bee Chirping

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    Welcome! Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mom. I hope your chicken experience is as eggcellent as it was for you as a child!
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C Wind? Bah!

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    :welcome

    Glad you found us, anything you don't remember we'll be glad to help you with. Raising poultry is a great experience for kids, you guys are going to have a ball!
     
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  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Crossing the Road

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow
    How great that you are getting back into raising chickens and sharing this experience with your children.
     
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  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Great that you could join us all here! Raising chickens with kids sure is lots of fun and it teaches them so much. I’m sure they will enjoy raising chicks too.

    Good luck & enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  9. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    Welcome!! :frow :woot
     
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  10. rcojd

    rcojd In the Brooder

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    Wow! Thank you all so much for the warm welcome.
     
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